By Neriko Musha Doerr
The concept of "heritage" has develop into one of many international tropes lately. on the middle of history politics are 3 questions: what background is, who comes to a decision what it's, and for whom is the choice made. notwithstanding, current paintings on history language has hardly tackled those questions, assuming that instructing young children of migrants their "heritage language" empowers them.
This book challenges this assumption, situating the thought of background language within the host society’s involvement in social justice, nation-building efforts, (superficial) occasion of variety, and funding on international hyperlinks the migrants provide in addition to the migrants’ worry of discrimination and hope for belonging, social prestige, and monetary achieve. in keeping with ethnographic examine in Bolivia, Peru, the U.S., and Japan, the book illuminates the complexity and political nature of settling on what constitutes historical past language for migrants with connections to Japan. This quantity opens up a brand new box of research in background language reviews: the advanced linkage among history language and social justice for migrants.
This ebook used to be released as a unique factor of Critical Asian Studies.
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Heritage, Nationhood, and Language: Migrants with Connections to Japan (Critical Asian Studies) by Neriko Musha Doerr